Mr. Pranab Kapadia
Achiever's Success Story
Revolutionizing Global Film Distribution
With a career spanning over two decades and a trail of 180+ theatrically released films under his belt, Mr Pranab Kapadia stands as a beacon of success in the film industry. His recent blockbuster, “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” amassed a staggering $21.5mn overseas, securing its spot among the post-Covid giants, alongside Shahrukh Khan’s “Pathaan” and Ranbir Kapoor’s “Animal.”
Enterprising beyond filmmaking, Mr Pranab founded Moviegoers Entertainment Limited, a UK-based film and TV distribution company. Since its inception, this venture has unleashed ten films, collectively grossing over $35mn, with groundbreaking milestones in 2022.
The crowning achievement came with “The Legend of Maula Jatt,” an action drama that shattered records, raking in £1.5mn in the UK and an astounding $7mn overseas, marking it as the Indian subcontinent’s highest-grossing film in the last five years. Its ripple effect reached Russia in September 2023, solidifying its international triumph.
Pranab’s trajectory began in Mumbai’s TV industry with Zee TV before he ascended to head Zee International’s network operations in the UK. His transition into filmed entertainment saw him establish Adlabs Films (UK) Ltd, transforming it into a profitable entity within 18 months by distributing over 30 films.
His tenure at Eros International Ltd as President of Distribution from 2007 to 2020 witnessed remarkable milestones. From initiating as the Distribution Head – UK & Africa to becoming the Head of Satellite Syndication Sales, Pranab closed significant TV deals with major networks and spearheaded film acquisitions for global territories.
His foresight extended to cultivating non-traditional theatrical markets and syndicating film catalogs to top Indian broadcasters. With a deep-rooted network across creative and business domains, Pranab ‘s influence spans continents, understanding the pulse of South Asian entertainment needs globally.
Looking ahead, Moviegoers Entertainment’s 2024 lineup boasts two eagerly anticipated films from Dharma Productions, promising another chapter in Pranab ‘s legacy. His journey is emblematic of a visionary who reshaped global film distribution, leveraging insights, networks, and unwavering passion for content creation across diverse platforms.